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Gurgaon plans to get high

india Updated: May 14, 2010 00:57 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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As the height restriction on the construction of hi-rise buildings gets deregulated in Delhi and other NCR towns including Gurgaon, a number of developers as well as HUDA have planned 150-180-metre-high skyscrapers in the Haryana city.

The first real estate firm to announce its plans is Ireo, which claims to have got necessary height clearances from various agencies to construct a 180-meter high residential tower with 51 floors in Gurgaon.

The tallest residential hi-rise building in the city measures about 90 meters and has 25 floors.

Ireo claims its proposed high-rise will be the tallest residential tower in northern India. In Mumbai, a number of buildings already exist in the range of 144-249 metres.

Other developers who are to announce their 'hyper hi-rise' plans include MGF, DLF and Raheja Group. Raheja Group claims to have received permission to construct a 170-m tall, 50-floor-high residential cum commercial tower in Central Delhi from agencies such as Airport Authority of India (AAI).

HUDA also has plans to construct its own iconic office building HUDA City Center in Sector 29, which is proposed to be 150 meter high.

Before August 2008, the maximum permissible height limit in Gurgaon was 90 meters only.

If Haryana has lifted height restriction for the residential and commercial buildings to be planned in new sectors earmarked in Gurgaon Master Plan 2021 in August 2008, Delhi has been a step ahead.

"We will have three hi-rise towers in Ireo Victory Valley in Sector 67, 180-m tall and with 51 floors. These will be the tallest towers of North India," said Varun Khana, the director of Ireo Management Private Limited told HT.

Khanna said that his company had tied up with a "top-notch global company," the identity of which he refused to disclose.

Navin Raheja, the CMD of Raheja Group said that his company too had grabbed height clearance permission from AAI for its forthcoming residential cum commercial tower (170 meters) in Central Delhi.

Raheja said, “It would have helipads and party lawns for the occupants. A USA-based top firm has designed the project.”